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LAST CALL COMMENT 1/31/2005: State relationship between WS-CDL and ebBP

From: Charlton Barreto <charlton_b@mac.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 10:28:09 -0800
Message-Id: <31cd9e3693a4abf650bc72183b6368c0@mac.com>
To: public-ws-chor@w3.org

The WS-CDL specification (Web Services Choreography Description 
Language version 1.0 W3C Last Call Draft 17 December 2004 
http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-ws-cdl-10-20041217/) should state the 
relationship between WS-CDL and the OASIS ebXML Business Process 
Specification Schema (ebBP) work in OASIS.

Although WS-CDL and ebBP address similar problem domains, the divergent 
foci of the two enables them to be layerable - while WS-CDL focuses 
primarily on the web service perspective, ebBP describes the pure 
business message flow and state alignment. As such they are not 
mutually exclusive. Toward this, ebBP v2.0 (which is nearing a vote for 
OASIS Committee Draft) supports mapping of Business Transaction 
patterns to abstract operations through the OperationMapping 
constructs, definition of business QoS guidelines, and it can be 
supported by CPPA, which maps to concrete WSDL. These mechanisms 
provide the avenue for WS-CDL and ebBP compatibility.

Given this, the WS-CDL specification should include similar language to 
that expressed in Section 1.3 (Specification Composability) and 1.5 
(Relationship to Business Process Languages). It is recommended that 
language be added to indicate WS-CDL and ebBP are not mutually 
exclusive, and that, through mechanisms such as those mentioned above, 
compatibility exists between the two. This is consistent with the 
current text that references BPML, BPEL, etc. Note that, at present, 
Section 1.5 only addresses CDL's relationship with executable 
languages. If including the language for stating the relationship with 
ebBP is not consistent for Section 1.5, it is recommended that a 
subsequent section be added to address ebBP (and like specifications).

It is proposed that we add the following to 1.3:

"Specification Composability. This specification will work alongside 
and complement other specifications such as the WS-Reliability [WSRM], 
WS-Composite Application Framework (WS-CAF) [WSCAF], WS-Security [WSS], 
Business Process Execution Language for WS (WS-BPEL) [WSBPEL], ebXML 
Business Process Specification Schema [ebBP], etc."

It is proposed that we add the following either to 1.5 or in a 
subsequent new section:

"Relationship with the ebXML Business Process framework

The ebXML Business Process Specification Schema technical specification 
defines a standard language by which business systems may be configured 
to support execution of business collaborations. Such business 
collaborations consist of business transactions, which are implemented 
through semantics defined in one of several standard, extensible or 
trading partner-specific business transaction patterns. These patterns 
specify the business message exchange (requests, responses and business 
signals) applicable to a given business transaction definition.

Through ebBP mapping of Business Transaction patterns to abstract 
operations, and when preferred, combined with CPPA support of concrete 
WSDL, WS-CDL and ebBP can be used in a complementary manner."
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